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Take one or two characteristics from the major brands and "build" your truck.

Mine = cummins powerplant, towing capacity of Ram, Allison trans, ride of the gmc (suspension), Ford's keyless entry (cant believe others can't mimic), footstep bumpers from gmc.

GO!!!!
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MegaCab Cummins 1 ton Ram with custom 8' bed. Yall can put the best transmission and options packages from other vendors for me.
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My 2020 Ram would be perfect if I could dump the crappy V8 in it and put in a 3.5 Ecoboost.
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LT1 V8 engine & 7-speed manual transmission from Corvette, 4x4, crew cab long box Chevy Colorado.
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Originally Posted by fishknut View Post
Take one or two characteristics from the major brands and "build" your truck.

Mine = cummins powerplant, towing capacity of Ram, Allison trans, ride of the gmc (suspension), Ford's keyless entry (cant believe others can't mimic), footstep bumpers from gmc.

GO!!!!
this built by Toyota.
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Split the difference between a half ton max tow and a 3/4 ton. IFS front suspension, heavy 8 lug full floater rear. Crew cab, 6.5’ box...perhaps with ram box style integrated boxes if somebody can figure out how to make them work with a camper shell. 3.5 eb for power. Nice interior with the shifter on the column. Ability to pick and choose specific options without having to get expensive packages. Giant gas tank. Steel bed box.

basically a beefed up F150. Think GM 1500HD from the early 2000’s with modern power and features.
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My truck but crew cab, and overload springs in the rear. Maybe a good stereo

Otherwise, it is the perfect truck.

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"Take one or two characteristics from the major brands and "build" your truck.

Mine = cummins powerplant, towing capacity of Ram, Allison trans, ride of the gmc (suspension), Ford's keyless entry (cant believe others can't mimic), footstep bumpers from gmc.

GO!!!!"

"this built by Toyota."



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Manual hubs
Floor x-case shifter
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Don't need to, I already have my Ridgeline.
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My Tundra Platinum Crew Cab with a Jap diesel around 350 hp and 750 lbft torque.. Newer suspension, 8-10 speed transmission. 360 camera system.

That's all that interests me.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
My Tundra Platinum Crew Cab with a Jap diesel around 350 hp and 750 lbft torque.. Newer suspension, 8-10 speed transmission. 360 camera system.

That's all that interests me.
you find the six speed lacking?
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Originally Posted by FL.flatback 222 View Post
Manual hubs
Floor x-case shifter
This^^^^^^

Otherwise I'll keep my 7.3 Excursion
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AWD Trophy Truck or Ultra 4 I would be happy with either.

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Originally Posted by FL.flatback 222 View Post
Manual hubs
Floor x-case shifter
Like I said... Mine is the perfect truck



Took me a long time to find it with everything including the lack of a sissy switch for the X-case.

Even has the "carpet delete kit" which is a nice insulated vinyl floor, many steps up from what's in an XL.
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Mine is made but not available to me. No burled walnut or labia heaters like you guys prefer but it’s a workhorse.
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Id take any modern day body with a lbz in it.

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Originally Posted by Rival1 View Post

Mine is made but not available to me. No burled walnut or labia heaters like you guys prefer but it’s a workhorse.
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Originally Posted by Rival1 View Post

Mine is made but not available to me. No burled walnut or labia heaters like you guys prefer but it’s a workhorse.
Yep, about the only thing I'd happily trade in my Avalanche in for


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Originally Posted by Rival1 View Post
you find the six speed lacking?
It's an excellent transmission, I have had it in my last three Tundras, but when I tow I like to set the cruise, and it can be noticeable downshifting.....with more speeds, it would not be as much..

It's very hard to find fault in these trucks. All the basics is done incredibly well...they just need to update a few things.

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